HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles
Presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat
Surfing New South Wales
New South Wales, Australia
15 June, 2017
Page, Pringle battle in over-50 division
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 16 June, 2017 - The HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles continued to steamroll through heats today in pristine conditions with competitors eager to bypass the do-or-die requalification rounds.
1988 Pipeline Masters Champion and multiple Australian Indigenous Title holder Robbie Page (Verges Creek) put on a dominant display of powerful rail surfing in the Over-45 Men’s division, to post the highest heat total of the event so far, 17.00 (out of a possible 20 points).
Page proceeded to back up the stellar heat total, notching up a 15.33 total in the Over-50 Men's divisions for an eclectic mix of giant forehand turns. As a result sealed himself into the quarterfinals in both aforementioned divisions.
Using his trademark flow, former Australian Champion Glenn Pringle (Cronulla) posted an impressive 16.06 heat total to claim his opening Over-45 Men’s heat and cement his position straight into the quarterfinals.
Fellow Cronulla ripper, Ricky Marshall (Cronulla) joined Pringle in the winners circle posting a 14.67 heat total his Over-40 Men’s round one heat. Marshall knocked out a chain of giant backside hits to post the score and book himself a position into the quarterfinals.
2017 is the sixth year running the HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles Presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat has been held in the Great Lakes region.